Thursday, 1 June 2017

net:art | near in the distance 3

© Arno Traninger
© Adolf Alcañiz
© Arno Traninger
© Gerard Spee

Photos: net:art | near in the distance 2 (Vienna, June 2015)

Just how close can performers get while performing at different places the world over? Say, in Linz, Barcelona, Prague, Rome, Hailuoto and Mumbai? A multi-site performance is an event where performing arts and technology work hand in hand. net:art | near in the distance 3 is a production of ACOnet and will be performed on the occasion of TNC17 at the famous Brucknerhaus Linz.

Thursday, 1 June 2017 | 19:00 | Brucknerhaus Linz (30 minutes)
Bus shuttle to TNC17 Closing Dinner after the show
Registration: fully booked

You could write a book on the technology involved: The proper placement of microphones; problems with codecs; sound mixer consoles; interface cards; LED walls; circumventing firewalls and what not. Lacking very special audio and video software solutions boasting truly low latency capabilities, and without fast high performance networks, multi-site performances are simply not doable in real time.

Behind the scenes, it's all about managing the transfer of signals from distant places, flowing together in one multi-media show. The faster the data travel, and the lower their latencies, the better. We are not talking about seconds, here, but of the blink of an eye. Speed and huge amounts of data combine to challenge the technicians's abilities. But they are prerequisite to any high quality of image or sound.

As in any artistic production, the goal is to enthuse the audience. Not only do the artists command their instruments, but the also play the internet. The internet itself is the unseen facilitator and at the same time the artistic venue, allowing for the artists' interaction. And at any given moment the challenge is to create closeness, even intimacy, and to let them prevail over the distance.

net:art | near in the distance 3 is the newest sequel in a series of productions that began in 2013. It is an ongoing experiment on utilizing high technology in the performing arts. The series net:art | near in the distance has a core team of experts that is broadened as needed.

On stage:
Linz: Rupert Huber - piano, live electronics | Richard Dorfmeister - live electronics, keyboards | Dominik Grünbühel - performance, dance | 6 vocalists of Anton Bruckner Private University - voice, sounds | Resa Lut - visuals  |||  Rome: Anna Clementi - voice, sounds | Luca Venitucci - accordion  |||  Prague: Hannes Strobl - e-bass, e-upright bass  |||  Barcelona: Anna Hierro - dance | Kònic thtr (Rosa Sanchéz, Alain Baumann) - choreography, live-visual composition  |||  Hailuoto: Antye Greie-Ripatti (aka AGF) - voice, sounds  |||  Mumbai: Prathamesh Kandalkar - percussion

net:art | near in the distance 3 is a production of ACOnet, the Austrian National Research and Education Network, in cooperation with: Brucknerhaus Linz | Anton Bruckner Private University Linz | Johannes Kepler University Linz | mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna | GÉANT | international research and education networks | international artistic and cultural venues | et al.

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